Close Reading American Literature

William Apess’s Proving and Passing

http://inhabitat.com/what-is-the-dakota-access-pipeline-project-we-explain/dakota-access-pipeline-construction/: Image Source   Now let me ask you, white man, if it is a disgrace for to eat, drink and sleep with the image of God, or sit, or walk and talk with them? Or have you the folly to think that the white man, being one in fifteen or sixteen, are the only beloved images… Continue reading William Apess’s Proving and Passing

American Identity

When You Try to Write A Blog Post About America: All The Feels and Confusion Are Real

The American identity is one fraught with conflict. As children we are taught America was settled by friendly looking pilgrims who sought shelter from religious persecution. Thanksgiving is the holiday we celebrate to commemorate the Native Americans and pilgrims getting their grub on because they were happy they did not die. Then we enter college… Continue reading When You Try to Write A Blog Post About America: All The Feels and Confusion Are Real